Rev. Laura Everett considers violence in Boston over the past year:
Since the Boston Marathon, 235 people have been shot in Boston, 35 people senselessly killed in â€śthose places, to those people.â€ť How is that â€śBoston Strong?â€ť I grieve the collective trauma, suffering and senseless deaths of the Boston Marathon. Yet how is 35 dead any less senseless? When we chant or buy â€śBoston Strong,â€ť which Boston are we talking about? Boston is a divided city. Which Boston is strong?